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1.1.2024

New Wheaton Agent: Sandhills Moving & Storage Co.

Sandhills Moving & Storage Co. was founded in 1997 and is in the second generation of family ownership, with Jason Birdsall as current owner and president. The team at Sandhills Moving & Storage Co. participates in their community through the local Project Santa. A few days before Christmas, the team loads trucks and trailers with more than 1,000 bicycles and delivers them to local children on Christmas Day.

Sandhills Moving & Storage Co. is located at 1052 N. May Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387. They can be reached by phone at 910-692-5558 or online at www.sandhillsmoving.com.

1.1.2024

New Wheaton Agent: Hill's Van Service of Marion Co.

Hill's Van Service of Marion Co. is now in its third generation of family ownership. The company was founded in 1985, and current owner JD Hall purchased it from his father-in-law in 1997. The agent counts among its achievements the storage, handling, assembly, delivery, and setup for a number of very large local hospitals and assisted living facilities located throughout Marion County and the Villages.

Hill's Van Service of Marion Co., is located at 416 NW 7th Street, Ocala, FL 34475 and can be reached by phone at 352-622-7101 or online at www.hillsvanservice.com.  

11.30.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Jim Potter & Sons, Inc.

Current owner Jimmy Potter, Jr. took over the company from his parents in 1984, and now the third generation is also part of the family business. The Muscle Shoals based company has had some interesting moves in its 70 years in business – they moved a baby grand piano used by Aretha Franklin to record her 1967 hit “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” around the Shoals 10 different times. In 2017, thy helped move and pack items out of General Joe Wheeler’s house so it could have renovations done, and then moved the items back a year later.

Jim Potter & Sons, Inc., is located at 4180 E. 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. They can be reached by phone at 256- 383-7836 or online at www.pottermoving.net.  

9.22.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Grosse Pointe Moving Co.

Grosse Pointe Moving Co. was founded in 1985 and was originally a piano mover. The company is currently owned by Taylor Lydon and is a full-service moving and storage company with 20 employees. Grosse Pointe is involved in the Detroit community, providing free services to local nonprofit organizations, particularly those that support children, such as Alternatives for Girls and Detroit Horse Power.

Grosse Pointe Moving & Storage is located at 11850 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214. They can be reached by phone at 800-356-2767 or online at www.grossepointemoving.com.  

9.21.2023

Wheaton World Wide Moving Awarded NJWMA Associate Member of the Year

The New Jersey Warehouse & Movers Association (NJWMA) awarded Wheaton World Wide Moving the 2023 Associate Member of the Year Award at the state moving association’s 54th Annual Convention September 21st at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, N.J.

8.17.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Jenkins & Key Moving & Storage, Inc.

Jenkins & Key Moving & Storage, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1954 by current owner Bobby Jenkins' grandparents. The Jenkins & Key team has long-term members who are involved in the Urbana/Champaign community, helping out local assisted living facilities and working on projects with a university's sports teams and band.

Jenkins & Key Moving & Storage, Inc. is located at 1108 Carroll Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 and can be reached at 217-367-6531. More information can be found online at jenkinsandkeymovingandstorage.com.

7.1.2023

New Bekins Agent: Barnes Moving & Storage of New England, LLC

Barnes Moving & Storage of New England, LLC was established in 1942. Owner Dean DePietro began his career in the moving and storage business in 1989 and purchased the company in 1999. The customer-focused team goes the extra mile to provide high quality service on every move. Barnes Moving & Storage is involved with the Mystic Chamber of Commerce, BBB, and the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Barnes Moving & Storage of New England, LLC is located at 46 New London Turnpike, Route 184, Mystic, CT 06355 and can be reached at 860-536-8960. More information can be found online at barnesmovingandstorage.com.

4.24.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Grand Bay Moving & Storage

After years of working in different capacities with some of the country's largest van lines, Grand Bay Moving & Storage now calls Wheaton | Bekins home. Grand Bay has an experienced team that receives a lot of return work and referrals.

Grand Bay Moving & Storage is located at 3055 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI, 49684 and can be reached at 231-421-8995. More information can be found online at grandbaymoving.com.

3.2023

Wheaton Earns ATA Fleet Safety Award for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Wheaton received the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) 2023 MSC Fleet Safety Award at the ATA Moving & Storage Conference, for household goods carriers with more than 10 million miles logged.

2.24.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Bruckman's Moving and Storage

Bruckman's Moving and Storage of Owosso, Mich. was founded in 1949 and is the only moving company in Shiawassee County. Current owner Jordan Walworth started his career with Bruckman's while he was in high school and purchased the company in 2021.

Bruckman's Moving and Storage is located at 1876 Krouse Road, Owosso, MI, 48867 and can be reached at 989-723-1800. More information can be found online at bruckmansmoving.com.

2.21.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Movemasters, Inc.

Movemasters, Inc. of Denver, Colo. joined the Wheaton | Bekins agent family in February. The company has been serving the Denver area since 1981. The current ownership team has years of hands-on industry experience and leads a group of 40 dedicated employees.

Movemasters' operations include 33,000 sq. ft. of total warehouse space. Their office and main warehouse are located at 745 Lipan Street, Denver, CO, 80204. The team can be reached at 303-893-8200. More information can be found online at movemastersdenver.com.

1.7.2023

New Wheaton Agent: Chase Moving and Storage

Chase Moving and Storage of Essex Junction, Vt. has joined the Wheaton | Bekins agency family. The company has been in business since 1908 and was purchased by the current owners in 2012. The Chase team regularly donates to Habitat for Humanity as well as local animal shelters and a youth services organization.

Chase Moving and Storage is located at 1 Jackson Street, Suite 3, Essex Junction, VT, 05452 and can be reached at 802-864-4556. More information can be found online at chasemovers.com.

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